Ross I. Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP

President/CEO, Critical Innovations LLC
Associate Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Well-known for creating WikEM, Ross Donaldson has carved a niche in medical design while advancing emergency, trauma, and disaster medicine worldwide. He led efforts to develop pre-hospital and hospital-based EM and trauma systems in Iraq, and he has written The Lassa Ward, a memoir about international humanitarian work.

Sandra Coker, MD

Mohamed Hagahmed, MD

More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at

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